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    ammearth
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    Sorry if this has been asked before …  I bought a kiln for glass fusing (Skutt kilnbox 8) and set it up in my computer/craft room — no garage or workshop is available.  I am currently waiting for delivery of a shelf before plugging it in and attempting my first project.  I am concerned about setting the area up safely.  I think I need to put a firebrick under the metal platform the kiln is sitting on — I’m not sure the platform is enough to keep the heat from creating a fire hazard.  Suggestions for safe set up would be deeply appreciated.  I am hoping to show some pieces at a craft show November 27th.  Thank you.

    #11765

    I have a kiln in my finished basement studio because I don’t have a garage or workshop either. I put a snap together tile in the studio so I feel safer with the kiln in the room. I don’t go anywhere when I fire it up either. It can’t hurt to be extra safe by putting firebrick under it if you can.

    #11766
    Vernelle
    Participant

    My kiln is in a spare bedroom. The floor is carpet.  I went to Lowes and bought porcelein tile to cover the carpet underl the kiln.  Its been this way for 5-6 years without any problems.

     

    Vernelle

     

    #11767
    petra kaiser
    Participant

    Hi, welcome to the exciting world of glass fusing. You can get some ceiling tiles from any hardware store. They are not inflame-able – and easy to cut. Place one under your kiln and nail one to the wall behind your kiln. To my knowledge kilns keep the heat inside and I have not heard of any of them causing a fire. But using those ceiling tiles will give you peace of mind. As a beginner you might have gotten my book “Introduction to Glass Fusing” – let me know, if you have any further questions.

    have fun

    petra

    petra kaiser – http://www.kaiserlee.com – Students Blog: http://www.myglassart.or

    #11768
    ammearth
    Participant

    Thank you for suggesting diy solutions that are easy to do and great for my wallet.  Even more important, you’ve reassured me that I can use the kiln safely.  Your welcoming responses are appreciated.

    Andrea

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